News

04-2012

April News Items
Girder Installation to Close I-25 at 84th Avenue Tonight and Tomorrow Night
April 2, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – Tonight, April 2nd and tomorrow night April 3rd, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close all lanes of northbound and/or southbound I-25 near 84th Avenue to install girders for the southern portion of the new 84th Avenue bridge over I-25.
CDOT's Employees' Research Paper is Award-Winner
April 2, 2012 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER, COLORADO — Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) employees Jake Kononov and Bryan Allery, together with Canadian researcher Craig Lyon, were recently honored by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies for their work in co-authoring a paper that identifies a potential connection between congestion and the physics of accident occurrence on urban freeways.
US 160 Bridge Improvements at US 550 Junction, West Edge of Durango
April 3, 2012 - PROJECT UPDATE - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - DURANGO - On Monday, March 26, work will begin to repair the four- lane bridge on US 160, just west of the US 550 junction (near the Double Tree Hotel).
US 160 Cortez to Mancos & Mesa Verde Interchange
April 3,2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Work accelerated with dedicated federal Public Lands Highway funding.
Crash Survivor Tells His Story to Reach Teens Across Colorado
April 3, 2012 - TRAFFIC SAFETY - Colorado Department of Transportation and AAA Colorado sponsor Tyler Presnell Teen Driving Safety Tour.
SH 82 Grand Ave Bridge Public Participation
April 4, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Glenwood Springs Travel Survey Now Online - Public Asked to Participate.
Community Weighs in on SH 82 Grand Avenue Bridge Alternatives
April 5, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Public open house held on Wednesday, April 4th.
Single Lane Closures on I-25 Tonight at State Highway 66 for Bridge Repairs
April 5, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Work will take place near Longmont and Mead.
Median Work on US 85 to Begin Tonight Between Brighton and Fort Lupton
April 5, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Cable rail to be installed through May 2012.
Trip Travel Times Now Posted to DIA
April 5, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK/JEFFERSON COUNTIES – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is now displaying trip travel times to Denver International Airport along eastbound Interstate 70, from Hidden Valley to Wheat Ridge, in an effort to provide improved traveler information to motorists.
Aspen Area Signal Improvement Project to Start Again
April 5, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Project start date now April 9.
Kit Carson Highway Project Underway
April 5, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - KIT CARSON, CO. – Work is resuming for the season on the U.S. 40/287 reconstruction project through Kit Carson.
Lane Closures Begin Tonight on I-25 at State Highway 392
April 9, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Nightly closures will continue through Friday morning.
Culvert Replacement to Close State Highway 113 at County Road 50 Tomorrow and Wednesday
April 9, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Work will take place six miles north of I-76.
CDOT Maintenance to Conduct Rockfall Mitigation on US 550 South of Durango on Bondad Hill
April 9, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - One lane open in each direction for much of Tuesday; traffic stopped midday in both directions – project could run through Thursday.
CDOT Maintenance to Begin Sweeping Area State Highways
April 9, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - SOUTHWEST COLORADO – As temperatures continue to rise and the threat of spring storms diminishes, Colorado Department of Transportation maintenance crews are set to begin spring highway sweeping a bit early.
CDOT Announces 2012 Summer Construction Plans for the Denver Metro Area, Including a $310 Million Project on US 36
April 10, 2012 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER METRO— Today, April 10th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced its plans for construction this summer in the Denver metro area, including the $310 million safety and capacity improvement project on US 36, which is the state’s largest road construction project of the year.
US 34 Reduced to One Lane in Each Direction This Weekend East of I-25
April 11, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - All traffic will be diverted to the westbound lanes, no truck traffic will be permitted between I-25 and Greeley.
Public Invited to Powers Boulevard Open House
April 12, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Upcoming project includes new interchanges at Union & Briargate.
Transformer Delivery Expected to Slow I-70 Traffic
April 12, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - JEFFERSON/CLEAR CREEK COUNTIES – Drivers on westbound Interstate 70 should be prepared for some traffic slowing tomorrow while a 420,000 pound electrical transformer is moved from Genesee to Idaho Springs.
Expect Delays on I-70 for Sign Removal
April 13, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – Drivers on westbound Interstate 70 should expect delays in the Dumont/Lawson area today as crews dismantle the structure supporting the overhead electronic variable message sign just east of U.S. 40 – Empire Junction.
I-70 Sign Removal Continues; Transformer Delivery in Idaho Springs
April 13, 2012 - I-70 Update - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – Work continues along Interstate 70 in the Dumont/Lawson area to dismantle a structure supporting the overhead electronic variable message sign just east of U.S. 40 – Empire Junction.
I-70 Closed for Sign Removal
April 13, 2012 - I-70 Update - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has closed westbound Interstate 70 at Dumont to allow the overhead electronic variable message sign that is just east of Empire Junction to be removed.
State Highway 13 Reconstruction Project Restarts Monday after Winter Break
April 13, 2012 - Construction Project Update - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Project located south of Meeker had been paused since November.
I-70 Reopened near Empire Junction
April 13, 2012 - I-70 Update - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – Westbound Interstate 70 is open again in the Dumont area.
I-70 Traffic Stops at Georgetown Hill Tuesday
April 16, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - CLEAR CREEK COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be stopping traffic on Interstate 70 at Georgetown Hill tomorrow for rock mitigation work, weather permitting.
Public Meeting Scheduled This Thursday for State Highway 9 Safety Improvements Project
April 16, 2012 - PUBLIC MEETING - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Meeting will provide information about State Highway 9 safety improvements and wildlife mitigation project south of Kremmling.
US 34 Reduced to One Lane in Each Direction This Weekend East of I-25
April 17, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - All traffic will be diverted to the eastbound lanes, no truck traffic will be permitted between I-25 and Greeley.
Highway 36 Bridge Project Underway Next Week
April 18, 2012 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Bridge Enterprise funding new structure near Strasburg.
Rockfall Work on US 550 Red Mountain Pass Resumes on Monday, April 23
April 18, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - OURAY COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation will resume a project to reduce the potential for rockfall on US 550 on Red Mountain Pass south of Ouray, between the Bear Creek Tunnel and the snow shed (mile marker 91), on Monday, April 23.
Westbound US 36 Reduced to One Lane Tonight for Pre-Construction Survey Work
April 19, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – Tonight, April 19th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will reduce westbound US 36 to one lane from Federal Boulevard to 92nd Avenue from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. Friday.
Public Invited to Highway 83 Open House
April 19, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Intersection improvements at Walker Road to be considered.
Western Slope Law Enforcement Officers Honored as Traffic Safety Heroes
April 20, 2012 - Traffic Safety - Grand Junction – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) this week recognized several Western Slope law enforcement agencies and individual officers for their outstanding dedication to traffic safety in 2011.
Southern & SW Colorado Law Enforcement Officers Honored as Traffic Safety Heroes
April 20, 2012 - Traffic Safety - Alamosa – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has recognized several Southern and Southwest Colorado law enforcement agencies and individual officers for their outstanding dedication to traffic safety in 2011.
Colorado Law Enforcement Officers Honored as Traffic Safety Heroes
April 20, 2012 - Traffic Safety - Denver – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is recognizing several Colorado law enforcement agencies and individual officers for their outstanding dedication to traffic safety in 2011.
Paving Operations to Close Colfax Avenue Ramp to Northbound I-25 This Weekend
April 20, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER — Starting at 9 p.m. tonight, April 20th and continuing until 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 22nd, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the ramp from Colfax Avenue to northbound I-25 for reconstruction and paving operations.
I-25 West Frontage Road Closed Starting Sunday at State Highway 392 Intersection
April 20, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Closure will last through next week and detours will be in place.
2,116 Rural Colorado Drivers Get a Costly Reminder to Buckle Up
April 20, 2012 - Traffic Safety - DENVER – Colorado’s rural Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign resulted in 2,116 seat belt citations, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).
Bridge Demolition to Close Sheridan Boulevard at 6th Avenue Next Week
April 20, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER – Next week, April 22nd through April 26th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close all lanes of northbound and southbound Sheridan Boulevard at 6th Avenue as well as the right lane on eastbound 6th Avenue over Sheridan Boulevard to continue demolition of the southern portion of the 6th Avenue bridge over Sheridan Boulevard.
US 36 Managed Lanes Phase 2 Received Four Statements of Qualification (SOQ)
April 20, 2012 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - Today the Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) received four Statements of Qualification (SOQ) from industry teams in response to the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) released on February 21, 2012.
US 287 Reduced to One Lane North of Lafayette Starting Sunday Night
April 20, 2012 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Lane closure will last through Friday of next week while RTD repairs a railroad crossing.
Every Day is Earth Day
April 20, 2012 - Statewide Transportation Plan - CDOT technologies, multi-modal pathway construction and maintenance, highway litter programs and recycling efforts underway year round.
US 287 Reduced to One Lane North of Lafayette Starting Sunday Night
April 20, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - Lane closure will last through Friday of next week while RTD repairs a railroad crossing.
8th Annual Remembrance Day Held in Conjunction With National Work Zone Awareness Week
April 24, 2012 - Statewide Transportation Plan - STATEWIDE – Today, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) held its 8th Annual Remembrance Day ceremony statewide to honor the 58 employees who have died in the line of duty since 1929.
Edwards Rest Area Reopens This Wednesday
April 24, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Rest area has been closed since November 2011 for necessary repairs.
Historic Dotsero Bridge Up for Adoption
April 24, 2012 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Recipient would need to pay for relocation, but bridge itself is free to a good home.
State Highway 131 Restarting Monday After Winter Break
April 25, 2012 - PROJECT UPDATE - Work scheduled for completion in November 2012.
I-70B Reconstruction Progressing on Schedule
April 25, 2012 - PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Major Traffic Switch to Frontage Roads Tomorrow Night
CDOT Begins Resurfacing and Roadway Damage Repairs on SH 145 South of Telluride
April 25, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Flaggers & temporary signal will direct single-lane, alternating traffic 24/7 through early June.
I-70 Resurfacing Between Dotsero and Gypsum Begins Monday
April 26, 2012 - UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Project will improve surface and safety features of the interstate.
Interchange Project Set to Start on Highway 21
April 26, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - FASTER Partially Funding New Bridges on Powers Boulevard.
CDOT Repairs Bridge on US 24 Near Trout Creek Pass
April 26, 2012 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - CHAFFEE COUNTY - On Monday, April 30, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a project that includes repair and resurfacing of a US 24 bridge near Trout Creek Pass, between mile marker 221 and mile marker 222 (about 10 miles northeast of Johnson Village).
Paving Operations to Cause Delays at Havana Street/Dartmouth Avenue Intersection on Saturday
April 27, 2012 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER— On Saturday, April 28th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will continue paving operations on Havana Street near Dartmouth Avenue as part of an ongoing bridge replacement project.
Upcoming Maintenance Projects in Pikes Peak Area
April 27, 2012 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be performing maintenance operations on Powers Boulevard and U.S. 24 next week.
Traffic Realignment to Cause Delays on I-25 Next Week
April 27, 2012 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 6 - DENVER — Next week, April 29th through May 1st, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will realign northbound and southbound I-25 between Colfax Avenue and 23rd Avenue to accommodate the next phase of the bridge replacement over the South Platte River.
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